Sunrise Chapter #28 is excited to be asked to host the Nevada side of the 2016 Hands Across the Border.. The Official visit of WGM Sharon Grecian-Hoff and WGP Michael Giles will begin at 11am with a breakfast served between 8am and 10am for the attendees enjoyment. Get your ticket for the breakfast from any Sunrise Chapter member or online.
Services will be held Saturday, October 24, 2015, 11:00 AM, reception in the dining room of the Henderson Masonic Temple.
Sunrise Chapter hosted a "Family Picnic in the Park" where food, fun and fellowship was plentiful. In attendance where our newest member and our oldest member (In Chapter and OES years). Members we have not seen in awhile and members we have seen just at the last meeting. We had children playing and happy to just be kids.
Sunrise Chapter #28 is honored to have Sister Becky Stonebarger, Past Matron selected as the 2015-2016 Nevada's Grand Adah.
The Sisters and Brothers of Sunrise Chapter #28 would like to recognize Sister Marilyn Kolk for her exeptional hard work over the 2014-2015 Grand Chapter year. Sister Marilyn was selected to be the Nevada Grand Chaplain and represented our Chapter with beautiful grace and dignity. Her Sunday Vepers with the help of Sister Toni Chance was beautiful and the organization of memorial service was touching.
Appointed as the newest Grand Representative of Indiana in Nevada, Barbie Holmes was shocked when the Worthy Grand Matron walked up to her and picked her for this honor. Congratulations Sister Barbie!
As you entered the room, you may have noticed a special table; it is reserved to honor our missing men.
Set for six, the empty chairs represent Americans who were or are missing from each of the services – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard – and civilians, all with us in spirit.
Some here were very young, or not yet born, when the Vietnam War began; however, all Americans should never forget the brave men and women who answered our Nation’s call and served the cause of freedom in a special way.
Let me explain the meaning of this table, and then join me for a moment of silent prayer.
The table is round – to show our everlasting concern.
The cloth is white – symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call to serve.
The single red rose reminds us of the lives of these Americans….and their loved ones and friends who keep the faith, while seeking answers.
The red ribbon symbolizes our continued determination to account for them.
A slice of lemon reminds us of their bitter fate, captured and missing in a foreign land.
A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears of our missing and their families – who long for answers after decades of uncertainty.
The lighted candle reflects our hope for their return – alive or dead.
The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain us and those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.
The glass is inverted – to symbolize their inability to share a toast.
The chairs are empty – they are missing…………….. (moment of silence)
Let us now raise our water glasses in a toast to honor America’s POW/MIAs, to the success of our efforts to account for them, and to the safety of all now serving our Nation!
Sunrise Chapter is proud to award two more music scholarships this year and honored them with a dinner at the lodge.
Sunrise Chapter #28 The Order of the Eastern Star Henderson Nevada .